Vinyl flooring: the top choice for a clean home

Date posted: 10/03/21

We all have different routines for cleaning our home’s flooring; for example, some of us will mop several times a week while others will do a deep clean once in a while and leave it at that. Your cleaning schedule’s method and frequency are likely to depend on a number of factors, such as personal preference, the type of flooring you have, and the amount of wear and tear it goes through. If you are particularly concerned about maintaining a clean floor, you might be interested to learn that vinyl is generally the most effortless floor covering to clean and keep clean.

Vinyl is versatile and easy to clean

Vinyl flooring is easy to clean, and you won’t need any particular products or equipment for everyday cleaning. Here are some of the ways in which vinyl flooring can be cleaned:

  • Mopping. As vinyl flooring is water-resistant, you can use a mop and a general-purpose floor cleaner for regular cleaning. Just be sure not to use a sopping wet mop over any joins or at the edge of the floor in case water seeps into the edges of your flooring and causes damage. Damp mopping is okay and is a great way to get up every last bit of dirt or dust.
  • Cloth cleaning. For smaller areas, a damp cloth works well on vinyl flooring. This is ideal for spills or splashes.
  • Vacuuming. You can vacuum vinyl flooring as you would any other type of flooring. Use a hard floor attachment if your vacuum cleaner has one. Although vinyl is tough and won’t scratch easily, you shouldn’t use a vacuum head with a beater bar.
  • Sweeping. Old-fashioned sweeping is excellent for a quick tidy-up when you don’t want to go to the trouble of getting the vacuum out.
  • Specialist cleaning products for tough stains. Many types of vinyl flooring are resistant to stains; however, if an accident does happen, you can buy specialist stain remover solutions from many supermarkets and hardware stores. Always follow the directions when using specialist cleaning products to ensure the best results.

Many vinyl flooring manufacturers add a protective layer to their flooring to help protect against spills and stains. If this is a concern for you, check whether your chosen flooring includes this before buying. Such layers can also add protection against scratches as a bonus, which can be a must-have if you pets with sharp claws run around your home!